APRIL 24, 2010
Felician College (Rutherford Campus)
223 Montross Ave.
Rutherford, NJ 07070
All sessions except the plenary are to be held in the newly renamed Martin Hall, previously called “Becton Hall.”

Registration and Continental Breakfast: 9:00 am – 9:30 am (Lobby and Room 105 of Martin Hall)

Morning Session I (9:30 am – 11 am)

1. Moral Obligation (Martin 201)
CHAIR: Richard Burnor, Felician College
• Reshef Agam-Segal (Auburn University), “Anscombe Against Self-Legislation”
• Chris Herrera (Montclair State University), “Can We Have an Obligation to Obey God?”

2. Themes in Korsgaard (Martin 206)
CHAIR: Joseph Biehl, Felician College
• Robyn Gaier (St. Louis University), “Putting Normativity in Perspective”
Comment: Michael Young, Brown University
• Fritz McDonald (Oakland University), “Agency and Responsibility”
Comment: Carmen Alviar, University of Santo Tomas

3. Art, Literature, and Ethics (Martin 207)
CHAIR: George Abaunza, Felician College
• Chrysoula Gitsoulis (City College, CUNY), “Art and Morality in Aristotle’s Poetics”
Comment: George Abaunza, Felician College
• Robert McParland (Felician College), “Teaching Joseph Conrad’s Ethical Code”

4. Undergraduate Session I: Marginalization and Injustice
CHAIR: Irfan Khawaja, Felician College (Martin 205)
• Zak Fisher (St. Edward’s University), “Socrates, Society, and Morality”
• Jennifer Hunt (Loyola University New Orleans), “The Disciplining of Birth”

Morning Session II (11:15 am – 12:45 pm)

1. Reasons and Norms (Martin 206)
• Eric Barnes (Hobart and William Smith College), “Trust and Constraint Games”
• Alida Liberman (University of Southern California), “Understanding Strictness: Can Conditional Normative Requirements Conflict?”
Comment (on Liberman): Joseph Biehl, Felician College

2. Themes in Scanlon (Martin 207)
• Christian Perring (Dowling College), “Scanlon on Moral Responsibility and Addiction”
• Joshua Crabill (Univ. of Southern California), “Aggregating Scanlon: An Argument Against Derek Parfit”
Comment (on Crabill): Jeff Buechner, Rutgers/Newark and CUNY Grad Center

3. Love and Care (Martin 203)
CHAIR: Yvonne Raley, Felician College
• Eric Silverman (Christopher Newport University), “Love and Psychic Integration”
Comment: Carrie-Ann Biondi (Marymount Manhattan College)
• Tim Johnston (SUNY Stony Brook), “Holding Children Well: Ethics of Care and the Management of Intersex Children”

Comment: Chris Herrera, Montclair State University

4. Objectivity and Subjectivity (Martin 201)
CHAIR: George Abaunza, Felician College
• Michael Buckley (Lehman College, CUNY), “The Nature of Objectivity in Political Constructivism”
Comment: Irfan Khawaja (Felician College)
• Donald Bruckner (Penn State University, Kensington), “The Subjective Meaning of Life”
Comment: Irfan Khawaja (Felician College)

Lunch (1:00 pm – 1:45 pm), “The Falcon’s Nest”.

Plenary (2:00 pm – 3:30 pm), Main Auditorium, First Floor of Sammartino Hall

Introduction: George Abaunza, Chair, Dept. of Philosophy, Felician College
Speaker: Christopher Morris (Univ. of Maryland, College Park), “Why Be Just?”
Comment: John Davenport (Fordham University)

Afternoon Session (3:45 pm – 5:15 pm)

1. Themes in Twentieth Century Ethics (Martin 201)
CHAIR: Chrysoula Gitsoulis, (City College, CUNY)
• Joseph Biehl (Felician College), “Polyethics: Problems and Progress”
• Susana Nuccetelli (St. Cloud State University), “Why the Naturalistic Fallacy Is a Fallacy After All”
Comment (on Nuccetelli): David Kaspar, Univ. of Nevada, Reno

2. The Claims of Utility (Martin 207)
CHAIR: Yvonne Raley, Felician College
• David Kaspar (Univ. of Nevada, Reno), “The Intuitionist Case Against Utilitarianism”
• Philip Reed (Canisius College), “What’s Wrong With Monkish Virtues? How to Identify Humean Virtues and Vices”
Comment (on Reed): Gary Ciocco, Gettysburg College

3. Narrative, Imagination, and Ethics(Martin 206)
CHAIR: Irfan Khawaja, Felician College
• Seth Mayer (Northwestern University), “Narrative Unity and Good Lives”
Comment: Reshef Agam-Segal, Auburn University
• Benjamin Yelle (Univ. of Miami), “Imagination and Autonomy”
Comment: Jeff Buechner, Rutgers/Newark and CUNY Grad Center

4. Undergraduate Session II: Historical Themes (Martin 205)
CHAIR: George Abaunza, Felician College
• Courtney Zehnder (Marymount Manhattan College), “Nietzsche: Art as Ethics”
• Ryan Nardi (Felician College), “Of Philosophers and Gentlemen: J.H. Newman on Knowledge as an End”

Wine & Cheese Reception (5:20 pm) Martin 105


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